coconut tapioca dessert

March 19, 2017

prep time: 10 minutes      cook time: 25 minutes     total time: 35 minutes   yields 4 servingscoconut-tapioca-dessert-8

ingredients
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
1.5 c milk
1/3 c sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c mini pearl tapioca (90 grams)
1/2 c fresh strawberries, sliced (or fresh fruit of your choice – blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

directions

  1. add the coconut milk, milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract to a small pot. stir and bring to a boil – watch it closely so the liquid doesn’t boil over. once it boils, immediately take it off the heat. let the mixture cool slightly, and put it in the refrigerator to chill. (this step can be done ahead of time.)
  2. in a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. add the mini pearl tapioca (don’t add these before the water is at a full boil !) stir and bring it to a boil again. turn off the heat, cover it with a lid, and set your timer for 18 minutes. after 18 minutes have elapsed, the pearl tapioca should turn completely transparent, which means they’re fully cooked. strain the pearls, rinse them with cold water to prevent them from sticking, and set aside.
  3. divide the prepared coconut milk soup into bowls, then divide the pearl tapioca. top with your fresh fruit and serve !

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8 servings       time: 1-2 hoursblueberry-crumble-pie-7

ingredients

for the crust:

  • 1.25 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c finely chopped pecans
  • 8 T chilled butter
  • 2-3 T ice water

for the filling:

  • 4 peaches (pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 1/2 c blueberries
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • lemon zest

for the crumb topping:

  • 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 c coarsely chopped pecans
  • 6 T chilled butter
  • whipped cream (optional)

directions

  1. for the crust: preheat oven to 375 degrees. mix together flour, salt and pecans in a bowl. cut in butter until it looks like large pebbles. mix in water and form into a ball. chill for 1/2 hours. roll out dough to approximately 1/4-inch and line 9″ pie pan. put in refrigerator while making filling and topping.
  2. for the filling: combine peaches, blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  3. for the crumb topping: mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and pecans. cut in butter until the mixture looks like large pebbles.
  4. remove crust from refrigerator and add peach filling. sprinkle crumb topping on top of peaches. bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. remove from oven and cool on a rack. serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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pumpkin delight

November 3, 2015

makes 12 servings        time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

ingredients
1.5 c flour
3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c pecans (plus 1/4 c pecans to sprinkle on top), chopped
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c powdered sugar
1 container whipped topping
2.5 c milk
3 sm pkgs. (3.4 oz boxes) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin spice (or ginger + nutmeg + cinnamon)

directions

  1. layer 1 – mix flour, butter and pecans together. press into a sprayed 9×9 or 9×13 pan. bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, then remove and let cool.
  2. layer 2 – blend cream cheese and powdered sugar, add 1/3 of the cool whip topping then spread over cooled crust.
  3. layer 3 – mix milk, pudding mix, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice and another 1/3 of the cool whip topping until smooth. spread over top of layer 2.
  4. layer 4 – spread remaining 1/3 of whipped topping and sprinkle rest of pecans on top.
  5. let chill for 3 hours or until set.

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sea salt chocolate fudge

October 6, 2015

yields (depends on how big you cut your pieces)      total time: 2 hours 20 minutes

ingredients
2 c (12 oz bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt

directions

  1. line a 9 x 9 in. square baking pan with aluminum foil. (could be any size really)
  2. in a medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk over low heat. stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  3. once smooth, take off heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
  4. pour into baking pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (optional: sprinkle sea salt over the top.)
  5. pull foil out, cut fudge into pieces and enjoy !

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prep time: 20 minutes     bake time: 20-45 minutes      total: 40-65 minutes

ingredients
3-4 ears of corn, shucked (or 1 15 oz. can of corn, save some of the liquid)
1 1/4 c buttermilk (milk with vinegar/lemon juice can be substituted)
3 eggs
1/2 c maple syrup
2 c cornmeal
1 c all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut in 1/2-inch cubes

for berry compote
1 pint berries of your choice (blackberries or blueberries work best)
4 T honey (or maple syrup can be substituted)
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c water (can add more if needed)

directions

  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. in a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and maple syrup.
  3. in a food processor or blender (or medium size bowl), combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt, pulsing a few times to mix.
  4. add the butter and corn kernels and pulse until corn and butter are coarsely chopped.
  5. stir this dry mixture into the wet mixture and transfer to a lightly oiled baking dish. (don’t use pam spray – it ends up being too oily.)
  6. bake for (45 minutes for 9×9 pan, 23 minutes for 9×13 pan) until golden and a toothpick comes out clean. rest 20 minutes before cutting.

for berry compote: combine all of the ingredients in a small sauce pot, and bring to a boil. simmer for 10 minutes, just until berries begin to break down slightly.

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